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Doctor, doctor, I’ve just incorporated my first company! What next?
posted on September 18, 2016

Caroline Sherrington of Ignition Law explains the next steps when incorporating a company.


Doctor, doctor, do I need a robust intellectual property strategy?
posted on July 25, 2016

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Doctor, doctor, do I need to worry about all this data protection and privacy talk?
posted on July 19, 2016

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Doctor, doctor, what do I need to bear in mind when issuing stock to angels/family/friends?
posted on March 17, 2016

The “friends and family” round is often the first public vote of confidence in your business plan and provides a startup with the funding boost you need to get to the next financing stage, typically from a private equity or other institutional investor. In this article we summarise some aspects of early stage investment which…


Doctor, Doctor, do I need a written employment agreement with people I hire?
posted on January 8, 2016


I’m about to take seed funding, can I trust the agreement?
posted on October 20, 2015


Do I really need a contract in place with my customers?
posted on September 16, 2014


I’m developing an app – can I patent it?
posted on July 31, 2014


The Snoopers’ Charter rears its ugly ahead again
posted on July 16, 2014


What should I consider before signing a contract with a supplier?
posted on June 24, 2014

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Dispute Resolution: should I use Litigation, Arbitration or Mediation?
posted on June 10, 2014


How can I legally pay people working for me from abroad?
posted on April 17, 2014


I’m using open-source – how do I protect my IP?
posted on April 3, 2014

As one of the key features of open source software (OSS) is the sharing with future users of the source code, there is a risk that by using OSS to develop your own code, the OSS licence terms will compel you to share the software code with all users the product is distributed to and…


How do I comply with privacy and data protection rules?
posted on March 20, 2014


My developer sold my software on – what are my rights?
posted on February 27, 2014


Why are Getty Images complaining about a photo I’ve used?
posted on February 19, 2014


What should I look for in my first investment agreement?
posted on February 12, 2014


I’m co-developing my product – so who owns the IP?
posted on February 7, 2014


New EU data protection laws: how can I prepare?
posted on November 14, 2013


How do I legally protect my brand?
posted on October 25, 2013


My app uses geo-location – am I liable?
posted on October 14, 2013